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Hospitals Buying More Doctors' Practices

Liv Osby | USA Today | September 4, 2013

The question is whether costs will decrease, patients will benefit in long run. Hospitals across the country are buying more physician practices as they prepare to move away from fee-for-service reimbursements to a system that pays for treatments focusing on outcomes and cost containment. Read More »

ICD-10 Two Months In: Consultants Give an Inside Look at How the Transition Has Impacted the Industry

Rajiv Leventhal | Healthcare Informatics | December 8, 2015

Leading up to the healthcare industry’s transition to the ICD-10 coding set on Oct. 1, 2015, there seemed to be a collective feeling of uncertainty on the part of providers—particularly physician practices that frequently expressed doubt about their readiness for the shift. What’s more, numerous pieces of legislation were introduced into Congress, several of which advocated a “grace period” where healthcare providers’ ICD-10-based claims submitted to Medicare and Medicaid would not be denied due to coding errors. This led to providers becoming even more leery if the transition would indeed occur on the set date, given that it was delayed three times previously...

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Integrating EHRs to Clinical Research EDC Systems

It has been a longstanding challenge to integrate patient data from EMRs (Electronic Medical Record systems) with EDC (Electronic Data Capture) systems for clinical studies and trials...These hurdles have been so high that the task has rarely been attempted in earnest, let alone accomplished in any significant way.  That is until recently.  How are these challenges being overcome today?  What changes have allowed this integration to be to considered and implement today? The answer is: lots!

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